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To: Governor Spencer Cox, Members of the Utah State Legislature & Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Save Adult Roles

Save Adult Roles

DO NOT CUT Adult Roles & Financial Literacy. DO NOT ELIMINATE the Career & Technical Education funding for this course. This MUST be retained in every CTE Pathway.

Why is this important?

The Utah State Office of Education is cutting Adult Roles & Financial Literacy as of Fall 2022. We CANNOT, we WILL NOT let this happen!
Adult Roles and Financial Lit. has long been the capstone class students take as they exit high school and begin their adult lives and careers. It has been THE course that prepares an individual with the personal, relationship, and financial skills to be successful in life and in ANY career. It IS personal and professional productivity. This course is a legacy in many high schools, and it is being taught to and empowering third and fourth generations in many families. When the Financial Literacy graduation requirement emerged in 2008, it was an unparalleled success. It is the one course where finance is embedded in relationships just as it is in life. Finance is behavioral. Research and data demonstrate that personal and family finance is more than crunching numbers. It is emotional and relational, and when taught in that context, efficacy skyrockets. It has been the shining star in Utah’s unique tradition of education. The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teachers are uniquely educated and qualified to teach this content. FCS empowers individuals. FCS empowers families. ALL Utah students must continue to have access to this specialized and timely course. #saveadultroles
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Reasons for signing

  • People online always complain about how school never teaches you the important things in life. It will teach you the Pythagorean theorem but no how to do your taxes or how to raise a child. Adult roles teaches you this. Adult roles is the only class from high school that I will take with me and it is by far the most important class I have ever taken. I have learned so much and it would frankly be idiotic to get rid of it.
  • This is one of the best classes I took in high school that prepared me for life. Do not cut this class.
  • Adult Roles has been my favorite and by far the most important class I have taken this trimester. It has helped me prepare for my future and professional life. I have been taught how to manage finances, lifestyle skills, relationship advice, conflict resolution, child care, and much more. Adult Roles has helped me feel safe and ready for my future. This class is a needs to be an available for all high school students and should not be taken away.

Updates

2021-05-15 00:59:44 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-05-14 19:03:21 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-05-14 15:39:14 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-05-14 14:55:27 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-05-14 14:42:19 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-05-14 14:31:28 -0400

10 signatures reached